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Farewell service for Archdeacon of Rochdale

First published on: 24th April 2024

A special service to mark the retirement of the Ven David Sharples, Archdeacon of Rochdale, was held in Manchester Cathedral this week. Hundreds of friends, colleagues, and clergy gathered for an opportunity to celebrate David's long and distinguished ministry and to bid him a fond farewell.

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Thy Kingdom Come 2024

First published on: 16th April 2024

The annual ecumenical prayer initiative 'Thy Kingdom Come' (TKC), led by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, makes its return next month. This worldwide prayer movement, which runs from Ascension Day until Pentecost, aims to unite Christians as they pray together for more people to know Jesus.

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Renewal of Vows and Blessing of Oils services

First published on: 27th March 2024

On Holy Monday and Holy Tuesday, clergy and licensed lay leaders from across the diocese gathered together at Manchester Cathedral to share the Eucharist, renew their vows, and bless the sacred oils

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Safeguarding Sunday: 19th November

First published on: 7th November 2023

Safeguarding Sunday is taking place on Sunday 19th November 2023, and churches in the diocese are encouraged to use their regular Sunday service to explore together what safer places look like, and to thank all those working behind the scenes to make our churches safer for all.

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Diocesan Synod meets at St John's House

First published on: 19th October 2023

Last Saturday’s meeting of Diocesan Synod took time to consider our route to Net Zero, our Racial Justice strategy, progress with our Transforming Prayer Community and the Annual Report of the Diocesan Board for Education. 

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Authorised Lay Ministers celebrate at Manchester Cathedral

First published on: 25th September 2023

A service to authorise and give thanks for lay ministers in our parishes.

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Reader licensing service at Manchester Cathedral

First published on: 10th July 2023

On Sunday 9th July, Bishop Matthew Porter led a special service to celebrate Reader Ministry in the diocese.

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Mission community leaders gather at St John's House

First published on: 6th July 2023

On Wednesday 5th July, Mission Community Leaders met with our three bishops, area deans and colleagues from St John's House.

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Ordination of twenty-one priests in Manchester Diocese

First published on: 3rd July 2023

Following a busy weekend of ordinations, the diocese has been blessed with 21 new priests.

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Fourteen deacons ordained at Manchester Cathedral

First published on: 3rd July 2023

This weekend, services of joyful celebration have been taking place at Manchester Cathedral.

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